Dispensary on Albany

In the middle of Dunedin's student heartland, this vibrant cafe pours Common Ground Espresso with love. The super friendly team are super passionate about coffee, and about making and keeping the Dispensary as sustainable as a cafe can be. Legends. 

IG: @common_ground_espresso


For a year or two now, Ideal Cup have been setting up their Cupcycling initiative at cafes around NZ who are keen to reduce single use. Follow this link HERE to find out more, and get into it. It's all about community, stewardship and making it easy.

Empire Espresso Bar

Jenni and the Empire family have been with us since almost day one! Here they are with Tatiana and the the crew from Sabor - another UYOC legend, being hospo family. So much love... Merry Christmas guys and thank you for all you do for all of us.


New Year's Resolutions?

Thoughts from our friends @easyecotips - Perhaps if you're making New Year Resolutions? 😉


We can all play a role in the fight against global warming. According to recent studies, the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet is to modify your diet to include less meat.
We should all eat less meat because of the carbon emissions the meat industry produces, as well as other negative environmental impacts.
But not all meat has the same impact on the environment. By far, red meat and beef are the worst! You can start by cutting down on red meat, and then, why not going vegan?
You need proteine? You can find plenty in beans, lentils, tofu, nuts, and many other ingredients 😉 Easy!

The Lincoln Pantry

The Lincoln Pantry, Christchurch, is our first café on the UYOC guide to be entirely disposble cup free. Yup. Use Your Own Cup or drink in and enjoy the wholesome tucker and homely space that Phillippa and her team have created in this Lincoln oasis of sustainability. You can also shop for pantry goods here. So much more than just a cafe!

IG: @the_lincoln_pantry

IG: @benourishednz

Calculate Your Footprint

Thanks to the guys at Easy Eco Tips for giving us some easy eco tips...Click HERE to get into the BBC resource...and HERE to follow @easyecotips on instagram.

Wahi At Oceans Resort...

...Tutukaka Harbour, Northland. Nick and the team at Wahi love food and grow their own to bring garden to table. Love to be serving local goodness, proudly plastic straw free, proud to be recognised as a sustainable business. A part of the Ocean's Resort, you can stay for dinner and stay for the weekend? Say hello from us!

I@: @wahiatoceans

Give Away

We give away a lot of reusables at UYOC, mostly through our instagram, @uyoc.nz. This gorgeous Fressko flask is up for greabs, in return for your support of the Refill NZ movement. Click HERE to find out more about them and HERE to head to our insta...